Forest:Stay Focused App-New tree planted

Stay Focused & Grow A Forest With This App!

Do you have trouble staying focused on a task because of your… “SQUIRREL!” …phone and all of its time-sucking apps?  Do you or your child have a diagnosed attention disorder and have trouble focusing due to the ever-present smartphone? If either of these scenarios is familiar, then the Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present app just might be a solution. How does…
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Accessibility Features On Dish Network – TV Watching Made Easier

About a month ago, I visited the ND Vision Services/School for the Blind and had wonderful conversations with some of the staff.  One of the fascinating things I learned was from Candy Lien, Braille instructor.  I learned that Dish Network has some great options for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.  Candy told me…
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The Homer Player: An Audio-Book Player Designed For The Elderly And Great For Everyone!

The Homer Player is one of the most straightforward, elegantly simple, and delightful apps that I’ve stumbled upon. It hits all of the initial markers that I look for in Assistive Technology (AT): Intuitive Actively updated Great customer support Does what it says it does with the least frills possible (Sounds like boyfriend material. I wonder…
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Belkin Takes The Stage: Two Tablet Stands For Scanning Docs And More!

We work with many people in the school and business worlds who need to be able to take pictures of text and have it read back through apps such as Prizmo and KNFB Reader. When more than a few pages need to be scanned, we suggest a tablet stand of some sort.  We recently acquired the Table Stage and the Portable Tablet Stage from…
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North Dakota Talent Producing At Solutions

Assistive has entered into a partnership with the NDSU and UND schools of Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering to design assistive technology devices for our consumers, that aren’t available in the open market.  A senior design team at UND is currently working on a reacher/grabber that will meet the specific needs of a current ND high school consumer, whose physical disability warrants specialized features, that aren’t presently available.  Once…
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